With almost year round hot and brutal weather, Thais are always coming up with unique ways to stay cool. From using umbrellas to block the sun to utilizing heat powder, people are certainly getting creative in order to beat the heat. One way to fight Thailand’s high temperatures is with a large serving of ice cream
. The first ice cream
machine made its way to the Kingdom during the reign of King Rama V. Ice cream back then was pretty mundane: coconut water blended with ice is all it took to create this treat that was consumed mostly by royals. Today, Thai ice cream
is unlike any other dessert in the world. Its creativity reflects in everything, from how it is served to how it is made. There are plenty of cool places in the City of Angels selling the chilliest of desserts. Here, the best places for ice cream
Farm To Table Cafe
Head to Farm to Table Cafe for some refreshing, organic ice cream. If you love gelato, this is the place to be. This Italian-style ice cream is created and served Thai-style if you will. Visitors can order gelato with soybeans, lod chong (a traditional Thai dessert), and it can even act as a topping to some of your favorite Thai drinks, including a matcha green tea latte. Gelato is this café’s specialty; however, ice cream is not the only thing that Farm to Table Cafe is serving up. This café also has some unique cuisine options, including spinach sandwiches, pork rib over organic rice, and salads, which are a rare find in Thailand.
Farm To Table Cafe, 79 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 115 2625
An abundance of ice cream flavors to choose from at Farm to Table Cafe | © Courtesy of Farm to Table Cafe
Ice Cream Parlour, Dessert Shop, Dessert, $$$
Ice cream, to some, might be considered merely a dessert. For IceDEA, however, this snack is treated as a work of art. Located within the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre you will find this artistic dessert shop, where there is even a food designer on staff. The flavors certainly do not lack creativity, such as cigarette ice cream, wasabi ice cream, steak ice cream, and 17 more flavors, each one more unique than the last. This conceptual ice cream shop also sells a number of rare treats, including a grass brownie. The shop hopes to create ideas within ice cream, and with flavors like global warming ice cream, we think they have succeeded. IceDEA is located on the fourth floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
IceDEA, 75/1 Sukhumvit 81 Road, North Parakanong, Wattana, Bangkok 10260 Thailand, +66 2-331-1741 51
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams was founded in June 2012 by Ian Lee and Jerry Chompunuch Jomsangawong. This pet project soon turned into one of the most popular ice cream shops in Bangkok, and it has also received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor. The owners insist on small batch production. In doing so, they are able to maintain quality in all of the ice cream served here. With original recipes and delicious dessert combinations, you will have trouble deciding which particular option you want to devour. Creamery Boutique Ice Creams is affordable, delicious, and a must-visit destination for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Creamery Boutique Ice Cream, CU Laboratory Animal Center Bldg, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 098 798 7098
Steaming, chocolate dessert topped with ice cream | © Courtesy of Creamery Boutique Ice Creams
Coconuts are a rare treat for those travelers coming from areas of the world in which they are not grown. Thailand is teeming with coconuts, however, andAll Coco is dedicated to creating treats and products with them. All Coco opened in 2014, and it has eight locations in and around Bangkok. They are passionate about one thing: coconuts. All Coco does everything from treating their coconut farmers with the utmost of respect to overseeing all the processes to get the coconuts from the farm to their shops. In addition to its mouthwatering ice cream, All Coco creates an abundance of coconut products, and they consider the manufacturing process truly an art form. All Coco’s coconut ice cream is served in a number of different ways: some of their unique ice cream combinations include their coco ice banana sandwich, coco smoothie, coco toast, and coco grilled banana waffle. All of their soft served coconut ice cream is gluten and dairy free, as well.
Various locations, +66 021 380 628
Oreo, banana, pistachio, Thai tea: there is a flavor of gelato for everyone at Ghignoni Thailand. This dessert shop is straight from the homeland, having first been opened in Italy in 1981. The gelato moved from Tuscany to Bangkok, and it is one of the only authentic gelato ice cream shops in the city. Made with only natural ingredients and omitting any food coloring or preservatives, this is one gelato shop you must visit in Bangkok. Ghignoni Thailand is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ghignoni Gelato, 61 Thaniya Rd, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 094 592 6324
Colorful cones at Ghignoni Gelato | © Courtesy of Ghignoni Gelato
Smoothies, juices, frozen yogurts, and desserts can all be found at Pinkberry Thailand. This quadruple threat serves up some mouthwatering combinations. You can feel at ease as you devour Pinkberry’s frozen yogurt, as many of the flavors are both dairy and gluten free, without any added sugar. After you choose one (or a few) of Pinkberry’s many flavored frozen yogurts, make your way to the toppings bar, filled with different fruits, treats, and more. Add any combination of fruit, including strawberries, bananas, or kiwi, and enjoy a healthy snack. There are also plenty of chocolate and sweet toppings, should you wish to indulge yourself. Pinkberry Thailand opened in April 2015, and it is open every day from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Pinkberry Thailand,อาคาร Groove ชั้น 2, G212 ถนน พระราม 1 Pathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 650 3229